Relics From Johnstons battles against Sherman

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Relics From Johnston's battles against Sherman

Hey Y'all,

I was fortunate enough to hunt a battle site from 1864 and even though I did not come away with any big finds, I really learned a great deal and had a great time.

Here's a few of the finds that I did make. One, the small disc with the two holes I'm going to need some help on. I guessed that it may have been part of a cannon's touch hole, maybe?

The cow bell, which is in perfect working condition, was dug under the root of a large tree about 20 yards in front of a Confederate rifle pit. I had fun speculating that it may have been used to warn of approaching Federal soldiers. The terrain is hardly suited to cattle grazing.

I'm in pretty good physical shape for a 40 year old but that relic hunt was pretty doggone tough. The terrain was difficult. I hadn't been as tired since boot camp in the army but I loved every minute of it! My wife seemed to fair better than me for some reason.
 

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Relics From Johnston's battles against Sherman

The brass disc is a borman fuse underplug. It screwed in the fuse hole of the ball to support the lead borman fuse. They were made of iron also.
 

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Thank You Jim!

Thanks for your reply. I wasn't sure if it was connected to the war or not.
 

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Relics From Johnston's battles against Sherman

the lead thing is a borman fuse
 

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